Kia Carens 7-Seater MPV Launched At Rs 8.99 Lakh
- The Kia Carens price ranges from Rs 8.99 lakh to Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
- Prices are introductory and will be revised in near future.
- It is 4,540mm long and has segment’s largest wheelbase of 2,780mm.
- Available in 5 trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus.
- Gets 8 monotone colour options.
- Safety features like 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill start assist, down brake control, tyre pressure monitoring system, all-wheel disc brakes are standard across the lineup.
- Engine options include 115PS 1.5-litre petrol and diesel, and 140PS 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol.
Kia Carens 6/7-seater MPV has been launched in India, with prices starting from Rs 8.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in five broad trims, namely Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. Here are the detailed pricing: –
|Kia Carens Variant||1.5 Petrol||1.5 Diesel||1.4 Turbo Petrol|
|Premium||Rs 8.99 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh|
|Prestige||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 11.99 lakh||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|Prestige Plus||–||Rs 13.49 lakh||Rs 13.49 lakh (MT)|
Rs 14.59 lakh (DCT)
|Luxury (6/7 seat)||–||Rs 14.99 lakh||Rs 14.99 lakh|
|Luxury Plus (6/7 seat)||–||Rs 16.19 lakh (MT)|
Rs 16.99 lakh (AT)
|Rs 16.19 lakh (MT)|
Rs 16.99 lakh (AT)
Kia Carens – Exterior Design
Sharing its underpinnings with the Seltos SUV, the Carnes has a more MPV-like stance and lacks the aggressiveness of an SUV. It debuts the brand’s global ‘Opposites United’ design language in India, featuring Kia’s latest iteration of the tiger-nose grille up front, flanked by Y-shaped LED daytime running lamps with a split headlamp setup underneath. The Recreational Vehicle (RV) also gets body cladding all around the car, giving it a slightly rugged appearance.
The other notable design elements of the car include a tapering roofline, an upright tailgate section with connected LED tail lamps, and silver skid plates, boosting its overall credentials.
Dimension-wise, the Kia Carens is 4,540mm long and has a segment’s largest wheelbase of 2,780mm. Here’s how its fares against its sibling rival, the Hyundai Alcazar: –
|Kia Carens||Hyundai Alcazar|
Kia Carens – Interior and Features
Inside, the Carens gets a distinctive dual-tone dashboard layout from other Kia offerings, with glossy black colour trim and a 10.25-inch integrated touchscreen infotainment system. It will be offered in both 6-and 7-seater configurations with segment-first electrically tumble seats in the middle row for added comfort and convenience.
Features onboard include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, digital driver’s display, connected car tech, in-built air purifier, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, 64-colour ambient lighting, auto climate control with roof-mounted rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, etc.
Standard safety kit comprises 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill start assist, down brake control, tyre pressure monitoring system, all-wheel disc brakes, and much more. Click here for variant-wise features details.
Kia Carens All Colour Options
Kia Carens get eight monotone colours to choose from, out of which three are exclusive to the Carens only. Click here for variant-wise colour choices.
Engine and Gearbox
As mentioned above, the Kia Carens is available with three engine options: 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. Here’s a look at their specifications: –
|1.5-litre NA Petrol||1.4-litre Turbo-petrol||1.5-litre Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
|0-100 kmph Sprint Time||11.5 seconds||10 seconds (MT), 10.2 seconds (AT)||12.4 seconds (MT), 13.4 seconds (AT)|
|Claimed Mileage||15.7kmpl||16.2kmpl (MT), 16.5kmpl (DCT)||21.3kmpl (MT), 18.4kmpl (AT)|
Ongoing by the price range, the Kia Carens will serve as a challenger to the Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, Tata Safari, and MG Hector Plus.